The good news is that we have been blessed with rain recently, but with that comes the weeds. As I was hoeing the weeds, I realized that the weeds will continue to grow with sunshine and water as I am not supplying them with fertilizer or anything to help in the process. I began to think, which is a common thing that happens to me, that the weeds in my yard are like the distractions in my life. I don’t do anything to cultivate the distractions in my life; they show up just like the weeds. It is up to me to be conscious of the weeds in my life and choose not to water them.
My main distractions are television and the computer. This is not to say that all television shows or activities on the computer are distracting – I am grateful to you for reading this and hopefully you don’t see it as a distraction. I for one love the television Show Super Soul Sunday on the OWN network that exposes me to new spiritual leaders and ideas. But, I know that I am sucked into too many shows that are not thought-provoking and enhancing my well-being. I also know that the game Bejeweled Blitz is definitely a weed in my life, as I get sucked into playing one more game and before I know it I have wasted 30 minutes.
I am going to focus more on what are the weeds in my life – awareness is the key to breaking any conditioning or pattern. Once I am aware, I will ask myself if I want to water that weed by using my time on that distraction. With time, I will stop watering the weeds in my life that are not serving me.
What are the weeds in your life?
Will you water your weeds or not?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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